ACT MP Mark Cameron.

ACT MP and Northland dairy farmer Mark Cameron is lodging a new member’s bill that would prevent regional and district councils from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The event shared the findings from a comprehensive survey of the sector conducted by Boehringer Ingelheim in collaboration with NZVA and NZVNA.

The animal health sector needs to change to keep up with the times, according to the discussion at a breakfast event hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim at the NZ Vet Association and NZ Veterinary Nursing Association conference in Christchurch recently.

Climate Change Minister Simon Watts.

The Government has launched its new Climate Strategy, which it says is a comprehensive and ambitious plan to reduce the impact of climate change and prepare for its future effects.

EU Ambassador to NZ, Lawrence Merideth was impressed by his first visit to the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek.

It's important that the benefits and opportunities of the New Zealand/European Union free trade deal (FTA) as outlined in the actual agreement become real deals.

Departing Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson.

Departing Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson had some good news for the country's kiwifruit growers just days before he left the company to take up a new role with the giant berry fruit grower Driscoll in the US.

Meat Industry Association chief executive Sirma Karapeeva says the outlook for beef in the US is expected to hold up for several years as that country continues to liquidate its herd due to drought.

A hero of Cyclone Gabrielle recovery efforts, an app that opens up a world of farming knowledge, and a professor with a passion for the environment are among those honoured by their primary sector peers.

Global demand is still strong for NZ protein and the outlook for meat is good despite the present turmoil in some key markets - especially China.

South Canterbury dairy farmers were in a tight spot heading into winter because of water shortages through summer and autumn, said the South Canterbury provincial dairy chair James Emmett.

A joint venture between the Government and private sector companies, aiming to get emissions reduction tools into Kiwi farmers’ hands sooner, continues to attract support.

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